Sandy Springs rejects Roswell Road signs

Electric road signs that would alert motorists about traffic conditions on Roswell Road won’t be erected as planned.

The Sandy Springs City Council shot down the plans to spend $1.2 million in federal and state money on the four message boards at intersections on the main drag with Northridge Parkway, Morgan Falls Road and Roberts and Spalding drives. Such signs, which alert drivers of potential congestion and jams, are already in use on area highways.

The city rejected the plans, saying the money could be better spent on other traffic improvements. The city’s Public Works department is expected to return to the council with other suggested projects by year’s end.